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RogersElise
VIP
join:2010-09-08
Canada

Unlimited Internet option on Rogers for a limited time

Hi everybody.

I've got great news to share today.
As of Feb. 19, Rogers will be offering an unlimited Internet option to our customers for a limited time, until March 31, 2013.
Here’s how it works:
• Customers who currently subscribe to TV, Internet and home phone can add unlimited Internet usage to their account for an additional $10 a month
• Customers who currently subscribe to only one or two of these services (TV, Internet or home phone) can add unlimited Internet usage to their account for an additional $30 a month

Customers can sign up by visiting their local Rogers store or calling 1-888-Rogers1 to add the unlimited usage option to their plan and it will take effect as of Feb. 19.

Further details will be available on Rogers.com later this afternoon.


HiVolt
Premium
join:2000-12-28
Toronto, ON
kudos:21
So if you're only an internet subscriber without any other services, you cannot add this?

And why "for a limited time"?
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Viper359
Premium
join:2006-09-17
Scarborough, ON
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reply to RogersElise
Oh that's funny. This is why I am switching to Start the second they offer either the 75/2 or 150/10 profiles. You want to rip me off for another $30.00 for unlimited internet, if I don't have two other, unrelated services, for the delivery of my internet needs. What a joke.

Both Rogers and Bell can go to hell.

Pesterd

join:2013-01-22
reply to RogersElise
Yeah, it is funny how if you have more services from either Bell or Rogers, you can pay them $10 or $30 and all the "congestion"/"capacity" issues can go *poof.

hjlow

join:2013-01-05
Kitchener, ON
reply to RogersElise
thanks Rogers. At least I don't have to switch to Bell now

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to HiVolt
said by HiVolt:

So if you're only an internet subscriber without any other services, you cannot add this?

See 2nd bullet point - it's $30.

Pesterd

join:2013-01-22
reply to hjlow
Oh and it's only until March 31 so that as little as possible people sign up for it. Much profit comes for extra usage and people signing up for Ultimate for 250GB so...


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to Viper359
IMHO This is the same OP that posted the other day. Real Rogers mediateam have underslashes eg; Rogers_Chris. Just some clown with nothing better to do with their time.

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
said by elitefx:

IMHO This is the same OP that posted the other day. Real Rogers mediateam have underslashes eg; Rogers_Chris. Just some clown with nothing better to do with their time.

No, they don't all have _ in their usernames: »redboard.rogers.com/author/elise-ondet/

afterburn999

join:2010-09-12
Scarborough, ON

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reply to elitefx
Nope RogersElise is the real deal.

I don't understand why wireless is never considered in these bundles, I have TV, Internet and Wireless but I still have to pay $30 extra to get unlimited?

They didn't even try to 1up Bell, they just offered the same thing.

I was waiting to see if they would give us something decent but I'm going to have to give them my 30 days notice now and Switch to Teksavvy.

There's no way I'm paying $107 for this.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to bt
said by bt:

No, they don't all have _ in their usernames: »redboard.rogers.com/author/elise-ondet/

Well, either which way it's a pretty rotten offer. Express 25/2 $51.99 + $30 unlimited + tax = $92.66 for Express 25/2 Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.......Rogers has truly gone nuts.


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Still better than paying $52.99 + up to $100 in over usage fees. It's a step in the right direction and no doubt caused by pricing pressure from TekSavvy, Start, & Distributel.

vincom

join:2009-03-06
Bolton, ON
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said by TypeS:

Still better than paying $52.99 + up to $100 in over usage fees. It's a step in the right direction and no doubt caused by pricing pressure from TekSavvy, Start, & Distributel.

ah...i think bells new unlimited pckage had something to do with it

Pesterd

join:2013-01-22
reply to TypeS
Yeah, those 3 did their magic which removed all congestion issues from both (Rog+Bell) AT THE SAME TIME. Funny how competition between the big 3 works. Each offer same price, same offerings. No differentiation and CRTC believes everything they throw at them.

The smaller players actually compete and try to do something different.
Some remove dry loop fee, some offer unlimited at midnight & morning.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to TypeS
said by TypeS:

Still better than paying $52.99 + up to $100 in over usage fees. It's a step in the right direction and no doubt caused by pricing pressure from TekSavvy, Start, & Distributel.

Competition drives prices DOWN not up. It's not even close to a step in the right direction. Half the price of a tier is to cover the bandwidth/cap. $30 unlimited is nothing more than useage INSURANCE which is the same as those extended warranties stores charge that the whole planet knows is nothing more than the biggest ripoff in town.

As I posted in another thread back awhile, Rogers and Bell are in bed together ever since the MLSE deal and price fixing is alive and well in Canada.

Lot of folks thought I was off the mark but this ALMOST IDENTICAL Bell/Rogers unlimited offer is further proof of collusion.

said by Dictionary :

Collusion is an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair advantage. It is an agreement among firms or individuals to divide a market, set prices, limit production or limit opportunities.[1] It can involve "wage fixing, kickbacks, or misrepresenting the independence of the relationship between the colluding parties".[2] In legal terms, all acts affected by collusion are considered void.



TypeS

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If I where to subscribe right now to Rogers 25/2 plan before the 19th, my total bill would most likely be close $153/month + taxes. Now it would be $82.99/month + taxes after the 19th with the unlimited option. That is a huge reduction on a monthly bill. It might not fit the definition of a literal price reduction but the consumer still sees a huge savings. And it's useful insurance if it gets used every month. You may not use that much data but there sure are a lot of others that do. The pricing still isn't what it's better than what has been offered up until now.

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to elitefx
said by elitefx:

said by TypeS:

Still better than paying $52.99 + up to $100 in over usage fees. It's a step in the right direction and no doubt caused by pricing pressure from TekSavvy, Start, & Distributel.

Competition drives prices DOWN not up.

Previous cost of 25/2 unlimited from Rogers: $171.75
New cost of 25/2 unlimited from Rogers: $92.65

Yes, it's still a rip-off, but that is very obviously "down" and not "up". Which means it's moving in the correct direction.

vincom

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said by bt:

said by elitefx:

said by TypeS:

Still better than paying $52.99 + up to $100 in over usage fees. It's a step in the right direction and no doubt caused by pricing pressure from TekSavvy, Start, & Distributel.

Competition drives prices DOWN not up.

Previous cost of 25/2 unlimited from Rogers: $171.75
New cost of 25/2 unlimited from Rogers: $92.65

That is very obviously "down" and not "up".

but how many people actually paid robbers the $171, any1 using that much bandwidth left them along time ago

Satya

join:2011-09-11
Mississauga, ON
reply to RogersElise
distributel..28/1 is unlimited for 49.95 a month lol you really care about that extra 100KB/sec upload speed? Although reputation of distributel right now is hurting with some people in toronto not having internet access for a week now


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
reply to bt
said by bt:

Previous cost of 25/2 unlimited from Rogers: $171.75
New cost of 25/2 unlimited from Rogers: $92.65

Yes, it's still a rip-off, but that is very obviously "down" and not "up". Which means it's moving in the correct direction.

As in all pricing scenarios, one can make an argument for and against.

I submit that the benefit to Rogers users will only be to a SELECT FEW and will in no way improve the customer experience/affordability for the vast majority.

Rogers is once again demonstrating a total lack of concern regarding pricing/caps and a willingness to listen to their customers.

Viper359
Premium
join:2006-09-17
Scarborough, ON
Well Said!

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to elitefx
said by elitefx:

I submit that the benefit to Rogers users will only be to a SELECT FEW and will in no way improve the customer experience/affordability for the vast majority.

Which still means it's a step in the right direction.

I don't think any of us here are trying to argue that they don't have (a lot) further to go beyond this offer.

Samgee

join:2010-08-02
canada
kudos:2

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reply to RogersElise
Thanks for the information Elise, it sounds like a great offer. Here's what I'm currently receiving from my ISP;

28/1 unlimited (the unlimited is included, I don't pay a penalty for using the product more)
Free VPN (not logged)
Free 100gb online storage
Free month of service with each referral (after 10, free service).

For this I pay $49 a month with tax (reduced currently to less than $40 with referrals). Hopefully your customers paying three times that find this news to be great, I find it to be barely a good start.


Micha3615

join:2004-08-21
Mississauga, ON

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Viper359
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I am pretty sure this promotion only lasts until March 31 because that is the week that the head of Rogers and the head of Bell have their lunch. I am sure the convo will be something like this;

Rogers CEO: WTF Man! Why you screwing us? How are we supposed to sell absurd low bandwidth plans, with high speeds, and convince the public its because of a looming available bandwidth crunch?

Bell CEO: Well, we were losing customers because we didn't want to invest in our network and bring faster speeds using the latest backends, and real fibre to our customers. So to stop it, we had to use the unlimited bandwidth thing. Customers got too damn smart, and realized our lie about our fibre optic network only being to the last mile, and not to their home, and that nothing really changed.

Rogers CEO: Well, sh1t man, why couldn't you tell me your plan when we bought MLSE together?

Bell CEO: I forgot!

Rogers CEO: Ok, well lets stop this unlimited stuff ok? We need to sell this over priced usage crap. Tell you what, we will lower our monthly bandwidth quotas to our customers, so we can even it out a bit ok? You have slower speeds, but a bit higher monthly limit, we will have faster speeds, lower monthly limit!

Bell CEO: Kewl! What do you want to buy next to screw Canadians?

Rogers CEO: I am thinking DSLreports, those fuckers are educating too many people. FAWK!


HiVolt
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reply to bt
said by bt:

said by HiVolt:

So if you're only an internet subscriber without any other services, you cannot add this?

See 2nd bullet point - it's $30.

Yeah, I misread it...

So the exact "monkey-see monkey-do" option like Bell...

How the hell is this not collusion?
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cdeen

join:2013-02-04
Mississauga, ON
Customers on Express and up have to carry the Enhanced modem ($8/mo) to get the unlimited usage --- sucks for anyone that already bought the Wireless N Gateway

caca

join:2012-11-19
Kitchener, ON
i called today and they told me i have to drop my speed from the 150/10 to 45/4 in order to have unlimited.I have phone/cable and inter with them so now am not sure what am going to do.Drop speed or keep same speed and pay the $100 over am in a contract with them for 2 yrs

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
Try calling them again. Point out that the website says "Now you can add unlimited internet to any package too!". No mention in the fine print of 150/10 not being eligible.

Demand to speak to a manager if they still say no.

Samgee

join:2010-08-02
canada
kudos:2
reply to caca
said by caca:

i called today and they told me i have to drop my speed from the 150/10 to 45/4 in order to have unlimited.I have phone/cable and inter with them so now am not sure what am going to do.Drop speed or keep same speed and pay the $100 over am in a contract with them for 2 yrs

You're already paying over $200, what's another $100.